Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Migrant health in Spain and Europe

Last week I was invited to a public forum called “Health and Migration: perspectives from Asia and Europe.

This event was organized by the Asia-Europe Foundation and Casa Asia and was also sponsored by the Japanese government. I couldn’t get there but I was encouraged that such an organization exists at all.

It’s a well-established fact that, in general, migrants suffer health problems relatively more than those who have established roots in their own region.

Public attention on this issue is a genuine development in understanding how migrants live and why their health is a crucial issue for any country who relies on them [us!] for various kinds of labour.

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